CHURCHILL, Kathryn 'Kay'
Died peacefully on Monday, February 14, 2011, at the age 84. At her bedside was her devoted husband Robert Churchill. Valentine's Day marked their 64th wedding anniversary. Though a long-time resident of Citrus Heights, California, Kay was born March 9, 1926 in Milwaukie, Oregon to Vivian Mildred (Mason) and Henry Grady Farrington. She attended Milwaukie High School. During the early days of WW II, she married John F. Reichlein of Portland, Oregon. She was remarried in 1947 to Robert C. Churchill, also of Portland. She and Bob moved to the Sacramento area in 1959. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Kay is survived by husband Robert C. Churchill; children John B. Reichlein (Judith), Diane Reichlein Schlack (Arthur), Robert A. Churchill (Leah), and Mary Churchill; grandchildren Corrin Niesner (Chris), Colette Matsuda (Greg), Karen Garcia (Joel), Robert J. Churchill, and Karey Anne Churchill; great-grandchildren Austin Niesner, Benjamin Niesner, Alexander Matsuda, Caplan Matsuda, Maria Garcia, Alexander Garcia, and Sophia Garcia; and brother-in-law Allen Churchill. By her example, Kay taught us all lessons of love, devotion, and endurance in the face of life's adversities. Opening her doors for children to swim in the pool, she always welcomed neighbors and friends. She enjoyed cooking her favorite recipes, organizing fun wine-tasting trips to Amador County, playing Mahjong, oil painting, and cultivating roses, which husband Bob tended so dearly. She especially loved to spend time at the beach. Vacations to Hawaii were among life's highlights. Kay brought much joy to her family. She will be forever missed. Services are private. Please remember Kay by taking your own family out for a nice dinner.
Published by The Sacramento Bee on Feb. 20, 2011.